20 week pregnancy update

20 weeks pregnant Naptime Natter

Can you believe that I am now half way through my pregnancy? I sure can’t! Since I last wrote a pregnancy update, when I was 16weeks, my bump has probably tripled in size and I definitely feel pregnant now.

So apart from having a bump that is growing bigger by the day. here is what has been going on with me and baby bump lately.

How have I been feeling? – Pregnancy hormones have been getting to me A LOT over the past month or so. I have days where I just feel like crying for no reason and there are times where the smallest thing can cause me to be in foul mood for the rest of the day. Most days I seem to be able to keep my crazy hormones under control though, much to the joy of Oli and Leo. I am starting to get more and more excited about meeting baby number 2, I find myself daydreaming about life with 2 children all the time. Despite the hormones trying to bring me down, I am feeling pretty good.

Any symptoms? – I have still been feeling dizzy but not as bad as I was. The horrible nauseous feeling I thought I had managed to escape reappeared at 18weeks and I felt really rough for at least a week- noo! Most days I feel fine though so I can’t complain too much, pregnancy is never easy for the whole 9months is it? As bump is growing I am starting to get the odd twinge and stabbing pain in my belly, I remember this from my last pregnancy and it is just all the muscles stretching to make room baby.

Baby bump Naptime Natter

I am most definitely blooming, well my belly is anyway – bloomin’ huge!

Have I done any shopping/preparation? – Umm, no! I haven’t bought a single thing, not even one measly pack of newborn nappies or baby oil. There is still a lot of time to get things sorted before October so I am not rushing off to Mama’s and Papa’s or Mother Care just yet. My mother in law bought me a pair of maternity jeans last weekend but that is a far as the pregnancy/baby orientated shopping goes.

What food am I loving/hating/craving? – Things seemed to have settled down a lot when it comes to food. I no longer feel the need to eat all day every day and I am able to wait for breakfast if I need to now, the days of stuffing toast in my face seconds after I open my eyes so I don’t feel sick are gone, yay! My pregnancy super sense of smell has kicked in so if Oli is cooking something that smells quite strong I have to leave the kitchen.

Have I had any appointments? – On Friday Oli and I went to the hospital for my 20week scan. It was amazing! The sonographer performing the scan was so lovely and she talked us through everything. We saw all of baby’s organs, limbs and all the important parts, we even got to watch baby’s heart beating away for a good couple of minutes while the sonographer took her measurements, amazing! Oli wanted to find out the gender and after weeks of asking he finally wore me down, I was determined not to find out but I decided to be a nice wife and give him his way. I won’t tell you if we are having a baby boy or girl just yet, I will leave you all guessing for just a little while longer. Baby appears to be completely healthy but the sonographer did have a bit of worrying news. My placenta is low lying at the minute, it may move out of the way as the pregnancy progresses but, if not, the only way for baby to be born will be for me to have a c section. This is not what I want, at all. I had an amazing labour with Leo, I managed it all with just gas and air and the birthing pool and I would love to be able to do this again. I have another scan at 32 weeks to see if the placenta has moved but if it is still blocking baby’s way out then it will be a planned c section for me – keep your fingers crossed for me that it moves, the thought of surgery terrifies me. During the scan baby was lying facing out so the sonographer was not able to get a good photo for us of his/her profile but she did manage to snap an amazing picture of baby’s little face, we even got a cheeky wave off our little baba.

Baby scan

A glimpse at baby’s face – look at that button nose!

20 week scan

In case you couldn’t work out the last picture, it took me a good hour before I could figure out what I was looking at!

Have I felt baby move? – Yes! I felt those first little popping/fluttery movements at around 17 weeks and slowly but surely the movements have started to feel more like kicks. Baby’s movements seem to have fallen into a bit of a pattern already, I can feel lots of kicks first thing in the morning and then nothing throughout the day until I am lying on the sofa with Oli in the evenings. Baby is pretty strong already and Oli has felt a couple of kicks, this is something that didn’t happen until about my 25th week of pregnancy with Leo.

What is happening with bump? – At 20 weeks baby is about the same length as a banana and weighs about 10 ounces. Baby is swallowing lots of amniotic fluid now and is busy creating his/her first ever poo ready Β for me to deal with as soon as he/she arrives. Mums, do you remember that first baby poo? So gross. Baby is now covered in weird thick white stuff to stop him/her shrivelling up like a prune in their watery home and baby’s main job now is just to grow grow grow!

That’s it for this pregnancy update, I will see you all again for next one in a few weeks.

Are you pregnant too, how’s your pregnancy going? Has anyone else had a low lying placenta and managed to have a natural delivery? I would love to know your experiences.

 

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  1. June 6, 2016 / 9:16 am

    You look gorgeous! The second trimester has to the best. No more morning sickness and getting a nice bump without feeling like a whale! Enjoy. #bigpinklink

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you :). I completely agree, the first trimester is horrible but I am really starting to enjoy being pregnant again now. Not looking forward to turning into a whale though!xx

  2. June 6, 2016 / 9:40 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! And where are your ankle boots from they are lush! I bet the time is flying by now xx #bigpinklink

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you lovely. The boots are from Primark, I think I paid about Β£8 or something stupid for them, they’re so comfy.Yup, the weeks are flying by now xx

  3. June 6, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Such a lovely bump! I miss being pregnant x #bigpinklink

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you :). Ohh remind yourself of all the bad bits and then you won’t miss it any more haha x

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you, I am loving my amazing spot free skin even though I’m not overly enjoying piling on the pounds. It is so exciting and I love feeling baby moving around in there xx

  4. June 6, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    How exciting! I am currently 33 weeks pregnant today with my third baby!

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Wow, can’t believe you’re 33weeks! Baby boy will be here before you know it xx

  5. June 6, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I love reading these as almost 24 weeks with another girl myself! The movements are just brilliant. You look amazing and that scan with the face is s clear! It’s great when the constant hunger and nausea go eh? xx #fartglitter

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Ohh I missed the announcement that you’re having another girl, how exciting! Aww thank you, I know I love our scan picture..little pain in the bum wouldn’t cooperate with the camera though haha. Yes I almost feel normal again now that I am not having to eat every 10 minutes. I hope your pregnancy is going well xx

  6. June 6, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    You really look like you’re glowing Wendy. I remember how tough it was at times in my second pregnancy when you’re exhausted and still running around after a little one. We only said earlier today though as our two were playing together in the paddling pool, that it was so worth every second!
    Looking forward to your next post lovely. Thanks for linking with #FartGlitter x

    • Wendy
      June 6, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Dawn :). Yes this pregnancy is much more difficult thst the first, mainly because of all the running around after a toddler like you said. I am sure it is going to be worth it all in the end though, I can’t wait for Leo to be a big brother and to have a newborn in my arms again, exciting times ahead!xx p.s I’m jealous that you have a paddling pool πŸ™‚

  7. June 6, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    You really look like you’re glowing Wendy. I remember how tough it was at times in my second pregnancy when you’re exhausted and still running around after a little one. We only said earlier today though as our two were playing together in the paddling pool, that it was so worth every second!
    Looking forward to your next post lovely. Thanks for linking with #FartGlitter xx

  8. June 7, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Hello Wendy! It was fun reading your blog..And the baby number 2 looks adorable..and you are glowing…Best of luck!

    • Wendy
      June 9, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  9. June 7, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Pregnancy suits you! You look gorgeous! Halfway through, just another 20 weeks to go (as long as baby co-operates and doesn’t go over!) #TwinklyTuesday

    • Wendy
      June 9, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Aww thank you! Most of the time I feel horrible not gorgeous so your comment has made me very happy xx

  10. June 9, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    You look fabulous and i love your update, such great subheading. Sorry to hear about the sickness and hormones and hope this settle down. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • Wendy
      June 9, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Catie :). The sickness has gone again now, hopefully for good this time! Wish I could say the same for the hormones! Thanks for hosting xx

    • Wendy
      June 9, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Catie :). The sickness has gone again now, hopefully for good this time! Wish I could say the same for the hormones! Thanks for hosting xx

  11. June 11, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    A lovely update.My sister is 24 weeks pregnant with her first. I will send her across to your blog to have a read about your experiences.

    You look absolutely gorgeous btw. Pregnancy really suits you.

    Good luck

    pen x #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Ohh, congratulations to your sister :). Yes send her over, I would love to help if I can and to say hi! Thank you, some days I love my new pregnant look and others I feel like a while so I really appreciate the compliment πŸ™‚ xx

  12. June 12, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Such an exciting time. I remember finding out we were having a girl at 20 weeks and really connecting with my daughter then. Glad your pregnancy is going well #KCACOLS

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      It is so exciting. My hubby said he had tears in his eyes when they told us the baby’s sex. I do feel more contacted to baby as you say now I know the gender xx

  13. June 12, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Your bump looks so lovely πŸ™‚ So exciting half way through now! I remember being at that stage. I am 34 weeks tomorrow. #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      I can’t believe you’re 34 weeks, been reading your updates right from the start! Thanks, it’s taking some getting used to having a big belly again but I love it:) xx

  14. June 12, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Aww lovely update! The second trimester is definitely the best, and it’s always exciting when you get to 20 weeks and realise you’re halfway through! #KCACOLS

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Yes, I am so happy to be half way through! I can’t believe I am at this point already. I completely agree, the second trimester is the best.xx

  15. June 12, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    I love that blue dress! You are blooming πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Aww thank you! It’s a top and skirt combo, about the only thing that fits me at the minute..think I need to go shopping xx

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      Aww thanks, I really missed being pregnant once my son was born so I’m sure I will once this little one arrives too. Thanks, hopefully it will move. It’s strange to want to go through the pain of labour again but I just can’t bear the thought of being cut open :/ xx

  16. June 13, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Look at you! Very gorgeous and lovely with your neat bump. Pregnancy is certainly suiting you. Those scans pictures always bring back memories for me. Such a great post. Thank you for sharing. Hope you can join #KCACOLS again next Sunday. Nickyx

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Awww thank you so much :). I love scan photos too, I have never seen one like our ost recent one. We were so lucky to get such a good look of little ones face. Thanks for hosting xx

  17. June 13, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Glad it’s all going well! My sister had the low lying placenta & was told same thing, but it moved out of the way by end of pregnancy (much to her disappointment – she WANTED surgery!) #twinklytuesday

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      Ohh I’m so glad to hear someone else has had this and it all worked out ok. Oh bless her, I guess the idea of not having to go through labour is appealing but I can’t cope with the thought of surgery after having a really positive natural birth last time. Thanks for giving me hope that it’s probably going to move!xx

  18. June 14, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Wendy you look fantastic and I’m glad things are going well! I really hope that the placenta moves for you so that you can have a natural birth. To be honest c-sections are not as scary as you think, I’ve had two both an emergency c-section and a planned one. The latter was much more relaxed and easy going than the first. Xx #KCACOLS

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment :). I am so scared about having to maybe have a c section so it’s nice to hear it’s probably not as bad as I think. Thanks!xx

  19. June 14, 2016 / 11:26 am

    My memories of my pregnancies are all so vague, but i think i had some placenta issues and was able to deliver naturally no problem. I have two kids and not having any more , but reading pregnancy posts sure makes me broody #kcacols

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 2:56 pm

      Oh really?That is so good to hear, I really want another natural birth. Haha, updates used to make me broody too!xx

  20. June 15, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Aww congrats, 20 weeks is such a milestone! I hope your placenta moves.. Plenty of time πŸ™‚
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you! I know, 20weeks feels like a big deal, can’t believe I’m half way!xx

  21. June 15, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Aw, you look awesome! Pregnancy is such an exciting journey that should be cherished and enjoyed. So glad to see you’re having a good experience! Congratulations, and thanks for keeping us posted!

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      Aww thank you :). Yes it really is an exciting time, especially now I can feel baby moving around a lot more xx

    • Wendy
      June 16, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Aww thanks Aby. Yes I am really hoping it moves too. Thanks for hosting xx

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